Monthly Archives: July 2022

Thank you!

A big thank you to the people who help keep our enterprise running smoothly, keep the garden looking lovely and well tended, and keep the house and halls clean, beautiful, and well maintained!

Thank you Debbie, Dawnell and Ricardo for your diligence, attention to detail and skills; and
thank you Antje, our new gardener, and Karen (not pictured, Itrip Seattle owner) for your
significant and greatly appreciated contributions!
We are fortunate to have a competent team who are all easy to work with.

Emmanuel’s Ukraine Photos

Below are descriptions of Emmanuel Aronie’s Ukraine photos in order.  The link to the photos is at the bottom!  He was not able to add the descriptions to the individual photos.

Trio: Oscar Elena and Emmanuel, Luda Tree and ELena,
Rayner Witt with Dobrynin kids, Masha and Paul, Elena and Luda at afternoon picnic, 4-some with Ivan, Emmanuel, Sasha M. and Lazar, after sauna at Sasha’s house,
Stefania – a beauty, National meeting at Subud Cherkassy, everybody was happy , Emmanuel surrounded by beauties Bella Sophia and Alla,
from left to right, 5-some at Subud Cherkassy – Aleksei, Ivan, Rebecca, Emmanuel, Lazar,
Sculpture at Medical Institute in Kharkiv, Ukraine, Tanya Zhebko at home,
Emmanuel at Kharkiv Art Museum, Main Boulevard in Kharkiv, Group shot Subud Dnipro,
Masha Z. at home, Gloria Tkachenkko on bench, Group photo at Subud Dnipro,
Valera and Emmanuel after swim in Dnepr River, 7 photos of people in a state of JOY, after latihan at Subud Dnipro, Valentina at Piano, Tatyana at Dnipro cafe,
group shot cherkassy, group cherkassy, group  Cherkassy, Sarah and Benedikt, Sarah and Emmanuel, Ivan at home in the village,
Village shot foursome with Ivan, older brother, one friend and Emmanuel,
Sunflowers, Vera and Volodya (Kyiv, Elena at Sushi restaurant, Morning photo in kitchen first day at Cherkassy Subud hiouse,
Benedikt and Rebecca, Avant-garde cafe in Cherkassy, Christmas in Cherkassy, Tea Party-CHerkassy,
Marsiyah at home-Cherkassy, Ukrainian heroes Memorial from 2014, Cherkassy tea party, 2022 January 19th at prorub (hole in the ice)on Kreshchenie (Baptism)
Emmanuel, WIde shot 1/19/22 Kreshchenie/Cherkassy, Reshchenie – Leonid, Benedikt-Kreshchenie, Sasha and Emmanuel at Sasha’s home, Dessert (Lemon tart)
at Restaurant in Kyiv, Elevator in Metro / Kyiv, Valentine’s Day prep at shop in Kyiv (early February Kyiv, Elena at home (Kyiv), Arrival in Kharkiv-6:00 am Late Jan. 2022,
Seluji -enterprise of Tanya ZHebko-happy workers, Alla-refugee from Donetsk, Sasha Z. cutter for Seluji, Tanya Zhebko at work # 1, Tanya ZHebko at work # 2, Sasha ZHebko and Emmanuel at
new Seluji premises (before invasion), yard at Danielevskogo Street, Tanya ZHebko at home, Black Cat ballon and Emmanuel at Ustenko’s house
in Dnipro, Cafe Dnipro # 1, Cafe Dnipro # 2, After Latihan at Dnipro Subud house, Street Sculpture # 1 Dnipro, Dnipro-New Mall, beautiful,
Sculpture in Mall-Dnipro, Big Ladie’s high heels-Dnipro, Fish Sculptureat SENATOR restaurant in Dnipro, After latihan in Kyiv,
LEFT to RIGHT – Vladimir, Oscar, Elena, Emmanuel, Luda, ANdrey Z. , Sophia G’s mother-CHerkassy, My grandma Bessie, b. 1873, Rivne, Ukraine,
Beloved housekeeper for first year 1992-1993, Olga Schmidt, Kyiv, Mother and Daughter from Moldova -old close friends Selima and Katya, Vera B-Kyiv,
Emmanuel and Old young friend Zhoo Zhoo, ZHenya ZHebko, 1992-Fall.

Menucha is Happening!

Menucha is happening! 

After two years off due to the Covid virus situation, the Subud Menucha retreat will again happen in the Columbia Gorge thirty minutes east of Portland, Oregon, November 10-13.  Save the date!  Currently registration is being handled by Alexandra TerHorst at SUSA.  More info to come later!

It seems to be pretty much a universal opinion from those who have participated that what happens at Menucha is spiritually uplifting and life changing.  It is somewhat astounding that every year during our closing circles this feeling is expressed over and over again by the attendees.  This venue seems to consistently provide the surroundings for a very deep Subud transformational experience and although most of those experiences come through the latihan, it is hard to discount the value of Menucha as a spiritually uplifting physical location in the world.  I have been to hundreds of Subud gatherings but none have had quite the same experiential quality as Menucha.  I think of the Ramadan fast period as a very special time when transformational things happen and I think of Menucha as a very special physical location for that to occur.  Things sometimes happen during Ramadan that seem impossible at other times.  Those “impossible” things seem to also happen at Menucha.  Who knows why, but it has been proven by the many hundreds of people who have had the ‘Menucha experience’ over the last twenty five years.  God Willing, it will continue for many years to come.  If you are able, please join us for a Menucha adventure!